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The Apple of My Eye

December 14, 2015 “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” the saying goes. more »»

What a Difference a Year Makes

November 10, 2015 One whole year. Norah Grace has graced our lives for one wonderful year. And it’s amazing to think what she’s accomplished in 12 months. First off, she was born. That’s certainly quite a feat. more »»

Norah Grace Gets Her First Taste of the Blues

September 8, 2015 The third generation of the Sigal/ Wheeler/Seidler clan showed up this year at Heritage Music BluesFest, the event Papa Bruce created 15 years ag. more »»

Silly Is as Silly Does

July 14, 2015 Imagine an hour-long telephone conversation punctuated by squeals and giggles and funny faces and silly noises. And that’s just my side of the conversation. I certainly wouldn’t have imagined it ... more »»

It' Happening

May 7, 2015 It’s happening already. She’s growing up. She’s almost 5 months old as I write this and will be nearly 6 months old when you read this. The milestones are passing me by. She rolled over. more »»

To the Ends of the Earth ... Or Florida

April 1, 2015 When my daughter told me she and her husband may be going to Florida if he reached a certain goal at work, of course my first thought was, “What are you going to do with the baby?” As I recall,... more »»

The Best Things Since Sliced Bread

March 4, 2015 There are so many new-fangled contraptions these days when it comes to baby care! Heck, back in my day, I walked two miles in the snow to change a diaper ... oh, no ... that’s another story. more »»

It's All So New and Shiny

January 12, 2015 You’d think no one had ever been a grandparent before. Could that be what everyone’s thinking when they see me coming a mile away with my iPhone full of Norah Grace? But it’s all so new. And exciting. more »»

'Bursting With Happiness'

December 2, 2014 The text was lost in the excitement. I didn’t see what Leland had written until a day or two later. “You are bursting with happiness in that picture,” the little lost text stated. more »»

A Mother/Daughter Day

November 4, 2014 I needed a day — a day of just my nearly nine-month-pregnant daughter and me. A mother/daughter day before they all become mother/daughter/granddaughter days. I needed to tell her a few things, t. more »»

In the Blink of an Eye

October 3, 2014 It was a day at both ends of the spectrum. A morning baby shower to celebrate the birth of a friend's grandchild was full of love and laughter. more »»

Mum's the Word

September 3, 2014 I have nothing to say about my kids. Nothing. I love the heck out of them, but I have nothing to write about. I’ve been staring at this blank screen for 15 minutes. I got nothin’. more »»

We Just Want to Make Them Happy

July 8, 2014 When I was little, I once probably mentioned to my mom that I loved blueberrie. more »»

May a Very Special Month Indeed

May 2, 2014 May is a special month to me. I guess I could refer to it as Mother’s Month. In fact, I celebrate the birth of both of my children in May. Leland’s birthday is May 1, while Amanda’s is May 22. more »»

It Cures What Ails You

April 2, 2014 Who doesn't love chicken soup? The rich, steamy broth is as comforting as a big hug, and can do almost as much good. At first sip, we can feel the healing properties begin to work. more »»

Eulogy on a Sunday Afternoon

March 4, 2014 Mom, Remember back in May, when you had a bout of “knocking on heaven’s door” — to steal a line from Bruce — back when “heaven wasn’t answering”? We were planning to visit Leland and then were going... more »»

Different Time Zones, Same Wavelength

January 7, 2014 It was only for a few days, but Leland and I were in the same time zone again last month. Having to do the constant math to figure out what time it is in his world can be very annoying to m. more »»

Checking It Twice ...

December 4, 2013 I got my daughter’s Chanukah/Christmas list via email last week. She’s 27. But, she believes it helps those who are planning to buy her gifts. more »»

'It's 11 p.m. Do you know where your children are?'

November 4, 2013 “It’s 11 p.m. Do you know where your children are?” Just before the news comes on, oftentime these words ring out from the television. When the kids were little, of course I knew where they wer. more »»

"All a mother wants ..."

October 2, 2013 “All a mother wants is for her children to settle into their lives.” — Molly Anning, from the novel “Remarkable Creatures” Isn’t that the truth in a nutshel. more »»

 
 

 

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